Comfort Quest by HAS Student Lisa Evers

A current Health Arts and Sciences Student, Lisa Evers, RN, just had an article on her MA study and some of her life’s biggest legacy work published in the American Holistic Nurses Association journal. Evers’ article, “Comfort Quest: Nursing Pain Through a Positive Lens,” calls for replacing the current pain scale with a “Comfort Quest” scale to help patients explore pain and discomfort through a positive lens.

Evers has over 30 years of nursing experience, including in Emergency Nursing and Addiction Medicine, plus she served in the U.S. Coast Guard reserve for 32 years. Her MA study makes a strong case for a new vision of nursing.

Read the whole article here.

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Embodied Knowing: The Body is the Revolution on the Magical Mystery Tour

Lise Weil

Goddard faculty members Lise Weil, Sarah Van Hoy, and Lori Wynters, who helped design and launch the new concentration in Embodiment Studies, recently talk about embodied ways of knowing of WDGR’s Magical Mystery Tour.

Sarah Van Hoy and another embodied friend

Listen to the “Embodied Knowledge: The Body is the Revolution” insightful interview here to learn more about Embodiment Studies in the Goddard Graduate Institute’s programs and in the experiences of faculty and students.

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The Power of Words In Action with Transformative Language Arts

The Power of Words is in the air — it’s the focus of the 14th annual Power of Words conference to be held Aug. 18-20 at Ferry Beach in Saco, Maine, as well as the focus of a podcast with GGI faculty member and TLA founder Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.

The Power of Words conference, which started as a project of Goddard College before moving on to be part of the non-profit Transformative Language Arts Network, features writers, storytellers, musicians, spoken word artists, activists, community leaders, educators, and health professionals investigating and celebrating how writing, storytelling and other word arts can catalyze social change, build community, and lead to greater healing and meaning. This year’s conference, which Goddard College is an underwriting for, features Joseph Bruchac, who over for 30 years has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies, and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions. Other keynoters include singer-songwriter Kelley Hunt, True Story Theater, writer and educator Mahogany L. Browne, and educator Susan Bennett Armistead. A bunch of Goddard alumni and students will be presenting at and attending the conference, including Emilee Baum, chair of the TLA Network; Seema Reza, conference chair; Joanna Tebbs Young, Kristen Ferrell, Shomriel Sherman, Jennye Patterson, and others. Goddard students, faculty, and staff receive a 10% discount on the conference — contact Teri Grunthaner at the TLA Network at director@tlanetwork.org for details.

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, who helped found the TLA Network and started the Power of Words conference in 2003, will be presenting a workshop at the conference, “Writing the Tree of Life: Midrash to Re-Vision Our Lives,” recently did a 30-minute interview with Teri Grunthaner, executive director of the TLA Network, on what TLA is, how it developed and grew, and what some of the promise and challenges are for the future. Listen to the interview here or click below.

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The Social Life of Natural Foods with Diasie Sammy-Christopher

Diasie Sammy-Christopher, a Health Arts and Sciences student, explains the ways we can come to understand food and “what extend we are manipulated by external sources.” Here’s her comments on engaging in the social life of natural foods. These videos are part of a series done by videographer Alexander Love. Learn more about his work here.

Diasie Sammy-Christopher – The Social Life of Natural Foods from Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg on Vimeo.

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Karen Campbell Reflection and Dialogue: A Process Central to Real Learning

Karen Campbell, a faculty member in GGI, explains the role of continual reflection and dialogue. These videos are part of a series done by videographer Alexander Love. Learn more about his work here.

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Encouraging Students Visionary Potential with Sarah Van Hoy

One of the most important focuses for faculty, explains faculty Sarah Van Hoy, is encouraging students’ visionary potential. These videos are part of a series done by videographer Alexander Love. Learn more about his work here.

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Pursuing An Educational Journey of Discovery with a Family and Job: Tim Simmons

Tim Simmons, a current GGI student, discusses how he balances family, a job, and his quest for greater discovery in his education. These videos are part of a series done by videographer Alexander Love. Learn more about his work here.

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